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174 pages

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Published Jan 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784917548

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Bronze Age; Material Culture; Creativity; Art

Considering Creativity: Creativity, Knowledge and Practice in Bronze Age Europe

Edited by Joanna Sofaer

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The papers in this volume view Bronze Age objects through the lens of creativity in order to offer fresh insights into the interaction between people and the world, as well as the individual and cultural processes that lie behind creative expression.



Introduction (Joanna Sofaer) ;
1. Creativity and Knowledge (Bengt Molander) [Open Access: Download] ;
2. Copying from Sherds. Creativity in Bronze Age Pottery in Central Iberia (1800-1150 BC) (Antonio Blanco-González) ;
3. Creativity versus Taboo in Late Bronze Age Central and Southeast Europe (Carola Metzner-Nebelsick) [Open Access: Download] ;
4. Dull Hues versus Colour and Glamour. Creative Textile Design in the 2nd Millennium BC in Central Europe (Karina Grömer and Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer) ;
5. The imaginary crested helmet of Vercingetorix: What is ‘Creativity’ in Bronze Age metal production? (Anne Lehoërff) ;
6. Creativity and the Making of a Pottery Decoration Style in Middle Bronze Age Transylvania: The Building of a Theory of Movement (Nona Palincaş) ;
7. The Nordic razor as a medium of creativity (Flemming Kaul) ;
8. In the Beginning was the Fibre (Antoinette Rast-Eicher) ;
9. Towards Textile Textures (Lise Bender Jørgensen) ;
10. The Apperance of Fibulae in the Late Bronze Age. Creativity in the Crafting of the First Clothes Fasteners in the South of the Carpathian Basin (Daria Loznjak Dizdar) ;
11. Creative Elaboration in Clay in the Early Bronze Age in the Carpathian Region (Jozef Bátora) ;